Americans Value Community
"Americans like to see themselves as rugged individualists, a nation defined by the idea that people should set their own course through life," but in reality we embrace group membership.
"Americans like to see themselves as rugged individualists, a nation defined by the idea that people should set their own course through life," but in reality we embrace group membership. "Are Americans really so uniquely individualistic?" the Boston Globe asks. "Are we, for example, more committed individualists than people in those socialist-looking nations of Europe? The answer appears to be no...Surprising as it may sound, Americans are much more likely than Europeans to say that employees should follow a boss’s orders even if the boss is wrong; to say that children 'must' love their parents; and to believe that parents have a duty to sacrifice themselves for their children."
Both schizophrenics and people with a common personality type share similar brain patterns.
- A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
- The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals.
- This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments.
It's a development that could one day lead to much better treatments for osteoporosis, joint damage, and bone fractures.
- Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.
- These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.
- The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned fat.
Gut bacteria play an important role in how you feel and think and how well your body fights off disease. New research shows that exercise can give your gut bacteria a boost.
- Two studies from the University of Illinois show that gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone.
- Our understanding of how gut bacteria impacts our overall health is an emerging field, and this research sheds light on the many different ways exercise affects your body.
- Exercising to improve your gut bacteria will prevent diseases and encourage brain health.
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